A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolom ďe las Casas,Bartolome Las Casas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140445626

Category: History

Page: 143

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Provides a contemporary account of the consequences of sixteenth-century Spanish colonialism in the New World, describing the abuse of the Indians by Spanish colonists
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A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolome de las Casas

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1632956993

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a record of the atrocities in the New World written by the priest Bartholomaeus de las Casas alias Casaus.
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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolome Las Casas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912693

Category: History

Page: 192

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Bartolomé de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies in 1542, a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter, torture and slavery, which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide. Dedicated to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind, this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish 'Black Legend' that would last for centuries.
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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolome De Las Casas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539797722

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Page: 88

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Bartolome's eye-opening account of Spanish colonialism in the early to mid-16th century has for centuries been a pivotal source on the topic. Following the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1497, a great interest in the new and virgin lands was sparked in Europe. Spain, eager to capitalise on the great resources and wealth present, sent successive fleets of vessels to the Caribbean to set up colonial outposts as footholds in the new continent. Despite being small in number, the Spanish colonists had superior arms and were able to forcibly subdue the native populations. Murder, rape and other atrocities were commonplace in the process, with many natives afterwards becoming enslaved. While wealth was amassed, the moral depravity involved would appal the socially conscious at home. Bartolome de las Casas, a friar who intensely opposed such inhumane behavior, was moved to author his account of the colonial era, which he defined by a succession of harms inflicted on native peoples. For his part, Las Casas would assume place as a dogged defender of West Indian peoples, putting pressure on the Spanish court to enact laws protecting native welfare."
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Another Face of Empire

Bartolomé de Las Casas, Indigenous Rights, and Ecclesiastical Imperialism

Author: Daniel Castro

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

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Separating historical reality from myth, this book provides a nuanced, revisionist assessment of the friar's career, writings, and political activities.
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Die Eroberung Mexikos

3 Berichte von Hernán Cortés an Kaiser Karl V.

Author: Hernán Cortés

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458320937

Category: Mexico

Page: 340

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Elf Jahre Am Amazonas

Author: Henry Walter Bates

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864444969

Category:

Page: 328

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Bates berichtet in diesem Werk von seinem elfjährigen Aufenthalt am Amazonas, seinen Abenteuern, Naturschilderungen, Sitten und Gebräuchen der Bewohner, Nachdruck des Originals von 1924.
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Das Zeichen der Venus

Author: Sarah Dunant

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (BLT)

ISBN: 9783404922123

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

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Florenz 1582. Als die Nonnen von Santa Vitella Schwester Lukrezia für ihre Beerdigung herrichten, machen sie eine verstörende Entdeckung: Eine tätowierte Schlange ringelt sich über den Leib der Toten ? der Kopf des Reptils zeigt das Gesicht eines jungen Mannes ...
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Support for Crime Victims in a Comparative Perspective

A Collection of Essays Dedicated to the Memory of Prof. Frederic McClintock

Author: Ezzat A. Fattah,Tony Peters

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789061869276

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A collection of essays dedicated to the memory of Prof. Frederic McClintock.
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An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies, with Related Texts

Author: Bartolomé de las Casas

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872206250

Category: History

Page: 192

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Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific detail atrocities it attributes to the king's colonists in the New World. The result is a withering indictment of the conquerors that has cast a 500-year shadow over the subsequent history of that world and the European colonisation of it. Andrew Hurley's daring new translation dramatically foreshortens that 500 years by reversing the usual priority of a translation; rather than bring the Brevísima Relación to the reader, it brings the reader to the Brevísima Relación -- not as it is, but as it might have been, had it been originally written in English. The translator thus allows himself no words or devices unavailable in English by 1560, and in so doing reveals the prophetic voice, urgency and clarity of the work, qualities often obscured in modern translations. An Introduction by Franklin Knight, notes, a map, and a judicious set of Related Readings offer further aids to a fresh appreciation of this foundational historical and literary work of the New World and European engagement with it.
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The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Author: Douglas E. Christie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986649

Category: Religion

Page: 488

View: 6928

"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.
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Ancient Origins of the Mexican Plaza

From Primordial Sea to Public Space

Author: Logan Wagner,Hal Box,Susan Kline Morehead

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029274983X

Category: Architecture

Page: 273

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The plaza has been a defining feature of Mexican urban architecture and culture for at least 4,000 years. Ancient Mesoamericans conducted most of their communal life in outdoor public spaces, and today the plaza is still the public living room in every Mexican neighborhood, town, and city—the place where friends meet, news is shared, and personal and communal rituals and celebrations happen. The site of a community's most important architecture—church, government buildings, and marketplace—the plaza is both sacred and secular space and thus the very heart of the community. This extensively illustrated book traces the evolution of the Mexican plaza from Mesoamerican sacred space to modern public gathering place. The authors led teams of volunteers who measured and documented nearly one hundred traditional Mexican town centers. The resulting plans reveal the layers of Mesoamerican and European history that underlie the contemporary plaza. The authors describe how Mesoamericans designed their ceremonial centers as embodiments of creation myths—the plaza as the primordial sea from which the earth emerged. They discuss how Europeans, even though they sought to eradicate native culture, actually preserved it as they overlaid the Mesoamerican sacred plaza with the Renaissance urban concept of an orthogonal grid with a central open space. The authors also show how the plaza's historic, architectural, social, and economic qualities can contribute to mainstream urban design and architecture today.
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The Challenge of American History

Author: Louis P. Masur

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801862229

Category: History

Page: 331

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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.
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Buried in Shades of Night

Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip's War

Author: Billy J. Stratton

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816530289

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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"Billy J. Stratton's critical examination of Mary Rowlandson's 1682 publication, The Soveraignty and Goodness of God, reconsiders the role of the captivity narrative in American literary history and national identity. With pivotal new research into Puritan minister Increase Mather's influence on the narrative, Stratton calls for a reconsideration of past scholarly work on the genre"--Provided by publisher.
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The Peoples of the Caribbean

An Encyclopedia of Archeology and Traditional Culture

Author: Nicholas J. Saunders

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576077012

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

View: 6232

Offers a comprehensive guide to the archaeology and traditional culture of the Caribbean.
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The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation

Author: Erik Ringmar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134292635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes that for sustained development to be possible, change must be institutionalized. Taking a global view, Ringmar investigates the implications of his conclusion on issues facing the developing world today.
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